Thu Mar 14, 2019 AT 12:39 PM EDT
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that congressional opposition to her department’s border security measures makes her “fear for our democracy,” insisting that members of Congress focus on changing the law instead of asking DHS to change how it is enforced.
“I said it before, but I really fear for our democracy when the body who creates the laws is telling the body who enforces the law, ‘just don’t enforce the law,’” Nielsen said in an interview with Fox News.
“If they don’t like the law, they should change it. But the men and women at the Department of Homeland Security have sworn an oath to protect communities to secure the homeland and to enforce the law that Congress passed.” Read Full Story at Politico